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Updated Jan. 30, 2023

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4.1
80% Recommend to a Friend
University of Calgary President and Vice-Chancellor Ed McCauley
80% Approve of CEO

Found 1,342 of over 2K reviews

4.1
80%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
Approve of CEO
University of Calgary President and Vice-Chancellor Ed McCauley
Ed McCauley
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work with great work life balance(in 78 reviews)

  • "this is a productive work environment(in 98 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Ideal for recent graduates, work life balance(in 14 reviews)

  • "Low salary for the amount of work to do(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Clinical Research Assistant

      Jan. 23, 2023 - Clinical Research Assistant in Savannah, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great opportunity to work towards your own knowledge generation while building new technical skills. Lots of opportunity of initiative, mentorship and training. Great benefits.

      Cons

      The role may be adaptable after commencement based on the demands of the lab, and the work environment will be very dependent on your primary supervisor.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Not Bad

      Jan. 19, 2023 - Postdoctoral Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible and nice place to work

      Cons

      Payment is not that high. They can remove you any time

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Organized

      Jan. 19, 2023 - Front of House Staff 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      University of Calgary benefits are great.

      Cons

      Unpredictable hours are to come.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Atmosphere

      Jan. 16, 2023 - Undergraduate Student 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Really good place to study and gain experience.

      Cons

      Need more good professors at the university.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      New Experience

      Jan. 14, 2023 - Machine Learning Intern 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It was a well-organized first experience for me, I learned a lot about my field, new software, teamwork, and working under a supervisor.

      Cons

      I don't think there's something they can do to improve.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pretty good

      Jan. 29, 2023 - Digital Media Specialist in Lake Charles, LA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Some interesting work and good people

      Cons

      Very disorganized and poor communication

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      HR

      Jan. 27, 2023 - Human Resources Manager 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great place to work in Canada

      Cons

      issues with pension in canada

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not too bad

      Jan. 27, 2023 - Graduate Student in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very flexible work hours and you learn so much

      Cons

      Low pay and long hours

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      None

      Jan. 25, 2023 - Program Coordinator in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      work life balance, make a difference in students lives

      Cons

      Budget cuts, staffing shortages, continual promises that change will stop but we keep going through reorgs

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    11. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      International students

      Jan. 21, 2023 - Graduate Student in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You have the opportunity to learn.

      Cons

      The tuition fee is very high and international students are living in a very poor situation.

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    University of Calgary has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 1,661 reviews left anonymously by employees. 80% of employees would recommend working at University of Calgary to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, University of Calgary employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at University of Calgary. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

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